2016 Roundup

Well, 2016 was a pretty crummy year, overall, but I did write a bunch of stuff that people were kind enough to publish, so I am grateful. Here’s a quick rundown of the past year. Stories: 4 stories were published this year, all in bucket list journals. I had a piece in Storychord, Corium, and two in Hobart.  Book […]

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Brief Update

I talked with Benjamin Johncock about his excellent debut novel, The Last Pilot, for Publishers Weekly. I highly recommend Ben’s book. It’s a great read. Over at Barrelhouse, I took part in a panel piece on the FX comedy Louie. We got really into dissecting the narrative elements of the show, and we all admitted we’d go for […]

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Intro to Lit Reading List

I’m teaching a section of Introduction to Literature this semester, and a few friends asked about my syllabus. While I’m not going to bore anyone with such a dry document, I am willing to post the class reading list here, in (more or less) the order we’re discussing the work. Matthew Dickman, “Slow Dance” Joyce Carol Oates, […]

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